Norwegian Private Sector Development Conference
The Crown Prince delivered the opening address at the conference, which was arranged by the BI Norwegian School of Management in Oslo. This years conference programme focused on issues related to industrial development in the South and the role played by trade and industry in development efforts. Key conference topics included profits and the fight against poverty, fair trade, energy, challenges for international relief efforts, and public agencies and instruments in the development cooperation market.
The President of Mozambique, Armando Guebuza, was the guest of honour and keynote speaker. Other conference speakers included the Norwegian Minister of International Development Erik Solheim, Director General of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) Finn Bergensen, and the former UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland.
President Guebuza went directly from the conference to the Royal Palace, where he was granted an audience with the King. The conference was organised by Innovation Norway and NHO.
Science and culture
Research, sports, beekeeping and music. Norway and Slovenia share a wide array of interests, and today the King and Queen and the Slovenian President, Borut Pahor, gained insight into several of them.
State visit from Slovenia
Today Their Majesties The King and Queen welcomed the President of the Republic of Slovenia, His Excellency Mr Borut Pahor, to Norway. This is the first State Visit to Norway of a Slovenian President and King Harald and Queen Sonja are his hosts.